Skirret - Sium Sisarum

Skirret – Sium Sisarum

Skirret offsets are in stock now Skirret (Sium Sisarum) a hardy herbaceous perennial root vegetable crop from the family Apiaceae. It produces a cluster of slender sweet roots that can be divided to make new plants. Roots can be used raw or cooked like other root vegetables and have a sweet taste something between a carrot and a parsnip with a hint of pepper. They were very popular in Tudor and Stuart periods and would have been found in the vegetable gardens of those times. They were somewhat overtaken by the potato and receded into the history books, but fortunately are enjoying a little bit of a renaissance. Easy to grow and flowers attract beneficial insects. Main harvest during autumn and winter when plants are dormant, for good yields best to give plants two years before harvesting and keep well watered.

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